Pakistan (PTA) - New Regulatory Framework for SRD and IoT

March, 2022

Islamabad (February 16, 2022): Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has issued a Regulatory Framework for Short Range Devices (SRD) & Terrestrial Internet of Things (IoT) Services. The framework is created and introduced as a regulatory tool that facilitates IoT service operations. PTA shall start accepting Class Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) Licensing applications from 31st March 2022.

The framework provides a regulatory mechanism for the industry, to enable the development of IoT eco-system in Pakistan. This framework aims to accelerate the growth of IoT services to facilitate digital transformation creating IoT-enabled systems in different sectors to automate operations and render electronic services to citizens.

IoT is one of the major technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0); it is used to run smart city systems and digital services such as smart homes, smart meters, transportation etc., thereby, supporting Government’s vision of Digital Pakistan.

The regulatory framework is available at

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